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The University Without Walls closed May, 2011.
Applications are no longer being accepted.
Closing celebrations took place during Skidmore College's Commencement Weekend, May 20-21, 2011.
To view electronic memories of the University Without Walls, which were submitted by alumni, former faculty, and friends of the program, please click here.
University Without Walls began in 1971 as an experiment in non-traditional education jointly funded by the Ford Foundation
and the U.S. Department of Education, and has been granting Skidmore College
degrees since 1975.
under the auspices of the Office of the Dean of Special Programs at Skidmore College,
UWW was registered with the State of New York. Skidmore College
is fully accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges
find out more about the Middle States Association, visit its
Web site at www.msache.org.
University Without Walls provided me a new direction in
life. As a newly single mother with young children, UWW allowed
me to experience an exciting academic world, one that I had
not previously considered. To realize that one can not only
be challenged in an academic setting, but excel as well, is
a revelation. UWW allowed me to begin again, at a time when
a new beginning was just what I needed.